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Frankton Junction Top locks on restored length
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I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
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Quote of the day No 42

Saturday 28 March 2015

Sunday saw the arrival of large numbers of visitors to the yard; a number of whom found our cabin interior a source of great fascination— sticking their heads in the slide hole or peering inquisitively through port holes. Anyone who has stayed on a boat in a popular spot will be familiar with this annoying habit of the British public. Many otherwise patient and law-abiding boaters can be driven to violent acts by inconsiderate nosey-parkers. Incidentally the books on canals, quoting Rudolph De Salis I suspect, nearly always say that boaters call such people ‘Gongoozlers’. This is repeated even by such people as knowledgeable in the ways of the cut as L.T.C. Rolt. All I can say is that I have never heard boaters use this word. The expression I heard used by many ‘old ones’ was ‘Rodneys’, a word current in the 1870’s according to George Smith of Coalville. The younger ones called them ‘Towneys’. Anyway these unwelcome attentions resulted in us pushing across the arm to a mooring indicated previously by Michael Streat, which was beside the fitters shop just up from the diesel pump.

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